Today, I’m announcing my intention to leave ReadWriteWeb. My last day will be August 6th.
It’s incredibly sad to be leaving behind what has been the best job I ever had, so know that I did not make the decision lightly. To ReadWriteWeb’s editor, Richard MacManus, I owe so much. He gave me my first “big break,” shooting me up from the C-list directly to major leagues, and providing me with a platform where I could become a better blogger, technologist and journalist over the years. It has been an amazing experience.
But things change.
The most important change in my life took place around 19 months ago.
I had a beautiful baby girl, Josie.
And for Josie, I’m leaving ReadWriteWeb.
The problem is health insurance. ReadWriteWeb operates as a startup, which means no benefits.
This was never a big deal until 6 weeks after my daughter was born, when my husband was laid off from his corporate position at a bank here in Florida. Now my husband runs his own business, and we pay for our own health care. It’s expensive, and it’s a struggle.
So I’m moving on, to somewhere that can offer me the benefits of a larger organization.
ReadWriteWeb will be fine without me, and will continue to showcase fresh new voices and smart posts that focus on industry news and Web trends.
And though I’m sorry to leave, I’m also excited about the opportunities ahead.
To my current and former colleagues at ReadWriteWeb, thank you.
To those who work at startups, Web co’s and within PR, stay tuned.
For those who feel the immediate urge to reach me, you can find me on Twitter, Google+ or email. (All my contact info is on my Twitter profile page.)
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